|Full name||Selim Benachour|
|Date of birth||8 September 1981|
|Place of birth||Paris, France|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2002||→ Martigues (loan)||28||(1)|
|2003||→ Troyes (loan)||9||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2019 (UTC)|
Selim Benachour (Arabic: سليم بن عاشور, Salīm bin ʻĀshūr; born Slim Ben-Achour on 8 September 1981) is a Tunisian former footballer, who played as a midfielder. From August 2018, he is the manager of Romanian Liga III side Foresta Suceava.
In 2005, he left France and moved to Portugal, signing with Vitória Guimarães, where he enjoyed one successful season at the club. The next season, he signed a contract with the Russian side Rubin Kazan and two years later he moved to Al Qadsia in Kuwait.
On 16 June 2012, Benachour signed a two-year contract with the Cypriot club APOEL. On 23 August 2012, he scored his first goal with APOEL in a Europa League play-off round match against Neftchi Baku in Dalga Arena, equalising the score in the 83rd minute, in a match which ended with 1–1 draw. He became a champion with APOEL after helping his club to win the 2012–13 Cypriot First Division. During the 2013–14 season, he appeared in two 2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage matches for APOEL and won all the titles in Cyprus, the Cypriot League, the Cypriot Cup and the Cypriot Super Cup.
He was widely considered one of Tunisia's best players, an elegant playmaker with range of passing and great vision, and played for Tunisia's national squad in the 2002 World Cup. However, he was not included in the squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, in which Tunisia national football team were knocked out in the first round. He was part of the squad that won the 2004 African Cup of Nations.
- APOEL official profile
- Selim Benachour at National-Football-Teams.com
- Selim Benachour at Soccerway
- Interview-biography (in Russian)
- Lefèvre, Florian (31 December 2016). "Benachour : " C'était un déchirement de ne pas réussir à Paris "" [Benachour: "It was tearing for not succeeding in Paris"]. sofoot.com (in French). Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- Benachour va antrena Foresta Suceava. gazetasv.ro (in Romanian)
- El Málaga Club de Fútbol acuerda con Selim Benachour su desvinculación Archived 16 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine; Málagacf.com, 13.9-2010 (in Spanish)
- Benachour assina até ao final da época 2011/2012; csmartimo.pt, 21.1–2011 (in Portuguese)
- "Προκαταρκτική Συμφωνία με Selim Benachour" (in Greek). APOEL FC. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- "Neftçi 1–1 APOEL". UEFA. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
- "Sheridan strike hands APOEL Cypriot title". UEFA. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
- "AEL vs. APOEL 0-1". Soccerway. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
- ΕΡΜΗΣ ΑΡΑΔΙΠΠΟΥ 0-2 ΑΠΟΕΛ (in Greek). APOEL FC. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "APOEL vs. Ermis 2-0". Soccerway. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "APOEL FC 1-0 APOLLON". APOEL FC. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- "APOEL vs. Apollon 1-0". Soccerway. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
- "Benachour joins former team-mate Anelka at Mumbai City". Goal. Retrieved 28 July 2015.